Senior figure in policing world passes away

It is with great sadness that the Authority announces the sudden death of Catherine Crawford, Member of the British Transport Police Authority, who died in the early hours of Friday 20 March 2015. Catherine had been diagnosed with a serious illness late last year.

Catherine became a member of the BTPA in September 2013, having been a civil servant in the Home Office for much of her career. She was also Chief Executive of the Metropolitan Police Authority and of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime until 2012. She possessed an extensive knowledge of policing and her outstanding contribution to the subject was recognised by her being appointed an OBE in 2010.

Millie Banerjee, Chair of the Police Authority said:

“Catherine made a strong impact at the BTPA thanks to her expertise and deep understanding of policing issues. She exercised her role with commitment, wit and good humour. She will be sorely missed by her colleagues at the Authority, the BTP and by many people in the wider policing world. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this very sad time.”